#2433: Serco 8(a) Lubitz Profile – Joe Biden’s Bunker Clock – Clinton-Women Long/Short Spot
1. Field McConnell offers expert-witness support to plaintiff suits for the wrongful deaths of everyone (160) on board GermanWings Flight 9525 which he attributes to bogus positioning, navigation and timing signals imputed by Serco 8(a) protégés into the plane’s autopilot for a crash profile allegedly flown on on 24 March 2015 by Andreas ‘Der Amok Pilot’ Lubitz.
2. In 1996, Serco protégés installed master clocks in a bunker at Number One Observatory Circle – the official residence of the current Vice President of the United States Joe Biden – and various E4B aircraft which gave Serco’s 8(a) clients serial opportunities to launch synchronized MitM attack on passenger planes and spot fix the time of the Lubitz crash.
3. In 2001, Serco allegedly set up 8(a) synchronized-clock servers for Clinton’s 100 Women in Hedge Funds group to spot fix the time of deaths of victims of online assassination betting and long/short frauds on companies such as Lubitz’s employer Lufthansa.
McConnell offers his expert witness services to plaintiffs in wrongful-death lawsuits while he exposes Serco’s use of bogus positioning, navigation and timing signals to kill its clients’ targets in his e-book “Shaking Hands With the Devil’s Clocks“. (See https://abeldanger.blogspot.com/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html )
“Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation 8 January 2015 .. During that period under Serco’s management and leadership.. .. NPL’s caesium fountain atomic clock is accurate to 1 second in 158 million years and NPL is playing a key role in introducing rigour to high frequency [allegedly involving White’s Club or Bullingdon Club remote-assassination betting and hedge-fund] trading in the City through NPLTime.”
“Germanwings Flight 9525 (4U9525/GWI18G)[a] was a scheduled international passenger flight from Barcelona–El Prat Airport in Spain to Düsseldorf Airport in Germany, operated by Germanwings, a low-cost airline owned by Lufthansa. On 24 March2015, the aircraft, an Airbus A320-200, crashed 100 kilometres (62 mi) northwest of Nice, in the French Alps, after a constant descent that began one minute after the last routine contact with air traffic control and shortly after the aircraft had reached its assigned cruise altitude. All 144 passengers and six crew members were killed.
The crash was deliberately caused by the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz. Having previously been treated for suicidal tendencies and been declared “unfit to work” by a doctor, Lubitz kept this information from his employer and reported for duty. During the flight, he locked the pilot out of the cockpit before initiating a descent that caused the aircraft to crash into a mountain.”
F.A.A. Raised Questions About Andreas Lubitz’s Depression Before Germanwings Crash
By NICHOLAS KULISH and NICOLA CLARKAPRIL 29, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration raised questions in 2010 about whether it should grant a pilot’s license in the United States to Andreas Lubitz, who in March flew a Germanwings jetliner into a French mountainside, but was assured by his doctors in Germany that he had fully recovered from an episode of depression the year before, according to newly released documents.
The release of the information, in response to Freedom of Information Act requests from news organizations, helps to fill in gaps in the timeline of Mr. Lubitz’s illness and treatment, and shows that the authorities in the United States were aware at the time that he had suffered from psychiatric problems.
According to the documents made public by the aviation administration, Mr. Lubitz was treated from January 2009 to that October with at least two drugs, Cipralex and mirtazapine. During that period, he was on leave from Lufthansa’s pilot-training school, a program that normally lasts around two years and included a period of several months at a Lufthansa-owned center in Arizona where he would learn to fly small planes.
Ultimately the agency decided that Mr. Lubitz could travel to the United States and continue his training, but warned him that he would be prohibited from flying if his depression recurred.
There is also evidence suggesting that Mr. Lubitz might have tried to mislead the F.A.A.about his treatment, initially marking “no” in response to a question on whether he had ever been treated for mental disorders on a form dated June 2010. Referring to a question number on the form, the file notes, “changed from N to Y.“
“Why he didn’t check yes, I don’t know,” said Dr. Warren S. Silberman, the former manager of aerospace medical certification for the aviation administration whose office reviewed Mr. Lubitz’s application for a United States medical certificate.
“He cannot leave it blank. It won’t transmit,” he said. “I would have advised him to check yes.” Dr. Silberman said Mr. Lubitz’s online application form appeared to have been changed after the fact by a Lufthansa doctor to reflect the treatment he had received.
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Germany’s strict privacy laws have frustrated efforts to understand how Mr. Lubitz became a pilot despite the severe depressive episode and how his increasingly troubled behavior in the months leading up to the crash raised no alarms at Germanwings or its parent company, Lufthansa.
French prosecutors say that Mr. Lubitz, 27, intentionally flew the Airbus A320 bound from Barcelona, Spain, to Düsseldorf, Germany, with 149 other people on board, into a mountain range on March 24.
An avid glider pilot as a teenager, he was accepted into Lufthansa’s highly selective flight academy in 2008. Records show that a Lufthansa flight doctor examined him that April and gave him a clean bill of health; the only condition noted was a tonsillectomy.
Yet just six months later, he had been diagnosed with “reactive depression” — a disorder triggered by stressful or traumatic events. “In the case of Mr. Lubitz, modified living conditions caused the onset of a depressive episode,” according to an account provided to the aviation administration by his doctor in Germany. By January 2009, though, he was undergoing treatment with psychotherapy and antidepressant drugs, the documents say. The known timeline of Mr. Lubitz’s career suggests this was after his move to Lufthansa’s flight school campus in Bremen, Germany, from his parents’ home in the small town of Montabaur.
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The name of the psychologist who treated him in Germany was redacted, but the psychologist was described as specializing in psychotherapy “for children and juveniles.” Mr. Lubitz’s “high motivation and active participation contributed to the successful completion of the treatment, after the management of the symptoms,” a document provided to the F.A.A. said.
In addition to psychotherapy Mr. Lubitz was treated with Cipralex, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, and mirtazapine, a drug used to treat major depressive disorders. According to the documents, Mr. Lubitz’s use of the medication had been “tapered” by July 2009. The treatment “enabled him to develop the sufficient resources for getting on with similar situations in the future,” one document said.
Lufthansa has said that Mr. Lubitz sent an email after his treatment in 2009 seeking reinstatement to its flight-training program, acknowledging that he had suffered from severe depression. Lufthansa put him back through its standard applicant-screening process and medical tests.
To advance through the Lufthansa program Mr. Lubitz had to complete his flight-training in Arizona. At a flight school near Phoenix young pilots make their first real flights in single-engine aircraft, a prerequisite for continuing to the next phase of the Lufthansa training program.
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But before he could begin the Arizona program, Mr. Lubitz needed a student pilot’s license as well as a valid medical certificate from a flight doctor.
The F.A.A. medical certification division wrote to Mr. Lubitz, saying that they were “unable to establish your eligibility to hold an airman medical certification at this time,” according to a letter dated July 8, 2010. Because of his history of depression, the agency requested a “current detailed status report from your prescribing physician.”
Mr. Lubitz was not denied the certificate outright, and was told to get back in touch with the agency within 30 days.
On July 28, 2010, his request was granted, with the warning: “Because of your history of reactive depression, operation of aircraft is prohibited at any time new symptoms or adverse changes occur or any time medication and/or treatment is required.”
Mr. Lubitz’s diagnosis, according to a document marked as a certified translation from the German, was “severe depressive episode without psychotic symptoms in complete remission.” The statement calls him “completely recovered, there is not any residuum remained.”
Ultimately Mr. Lubitz received his third-class medical certificate from the F.A.A. and was allowed to continue his training, receive his pilot’s license and ultimately secure a job as a co-pilot for Germanwings.
A version of this article appears in print on April 30, 2015, on page A4 of the New York edition with the headline: U.S. Agency Raised Questions on Germanwings Pilot’s Fitness to Fly.”
“Lufthansa could face ‘unlimited’ compensation claims for Germanwings crash
How much the airline pays to families of victims depends on where claims are filed
By Karl Ritter, The Associated Press Posted: Mar 27, 2015 5:34 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 27, 2015 5:39 PM ET
Lufthansa could face “unlimited” compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday.
Under a treaty governing deaths and injuries aboard international flights, airlines are required to compensate relatives of victims for proven damages of up to a limit currently set at about $157,000 — regardless of what caused the crash.
But higher compensation is possible if a carrier is held liable.
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“So more or less you will have unlimited financial damage,” said Marco Abate, a German aviation lawyer.
To avoid liability, a carrier has to prove that the crash wasn’t due to “negligence or other wrongful act” by its employees, according to Article 21 of the 1999 Montreal Convention.
That would be a difficult argument to make when a pilot intentionally crashes a plane into a mountain, and one that Lufthansa would likely avoid as it could further damage the brand, Abate said.
Investigators say the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 locked himself into the cockpit and slammed the Airbus A320 into the Alps. Germanwings is a subsidiary of Lufthansa.
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr on Thursday said the airline would honour “international arrangements regulating liability” and noted that it already has offered immediate financial aid to anyone requiring it. He didn’t mention any figures.
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French gendarmes and investigators make their way through the debris of the Airbus A320 at the site of the crash near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps March 26, 2015. A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, prosecutors said on Thursday. French prosecutors offered no motive for why 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz apparently took the controls of the Airbus A320, locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately set it veering down from cruising altitude at 3,000 feet per minute. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot – RTR4V19A (Emmanuel Foudrot/Reuters)
How much the airline ends up paying in compensation will depend on where claims are filed. The options in this case, a German flight en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, are many, said Dutch lawyer Sander de Lang.
“For example, French law because that is where it … crashed, German law because in most cases the passengers had return tickets to and from Germany. But some people may have bought tickets in Spain, then Spanish law could be appropriate,” he said.
In some countries including the Netherlands, there’s no compensation for emotional suffering, he said.
Families of American victims could sue in U.S.
Damages are typically much lower in Europe than in the U.S., where in domestic air crashes, juries have awarded plaintiffs sometimes millions of dollars per passenger.
The families of the three American victims could sue the airline in U.S. courts. Article 33 of the Montreal Convention states that a passenger’s “principal and permanent residence” is used to determine jurisdiction for lawsuits regarding passenger deaths or injuries.
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Abate said that in German courts, damages for pain and suffering typically don’t exceed €10,000 euros ($13,730 Cdn). However, Lufthansa could face much bigger claims for loss of financial support. If the breadwinner of a family was killed in a plane crash, the survivors can sue for years of lost income, Abate said.
Several analysts said Lufthansa will probably reach settlements with relatives of victims to avoid going to court.
Once the shock and grief subsides, the compensation issues should be resolved quickly, said Wouter Munten, a Dutch lawyer representing relatives of victims of last year’s downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine.
“People always say take your time for grief,” he said. “But not everyone has the luxury to wait. Children have to be fed and go to school.””
“Official residence of the Vice President of the United States
Main article: Number One Observatory Circle
Since 1974, and separated from auspices of the Naval Observatory, Number One Observatory Circle, a house situated in the grounds of the observatory, which was formerly the residence of its superintendent, and later the home of the Chief of Naval Operations, has been the official residence of the Vice President of the United States.
According to a 15 May 2009 blog posting by Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift, Vice President Joe Biden revealed the existence of what Clift described as a bunker-like room in the residence. The bunker is the secure, undisclosed location where former Vice President Dick Cheney remained under protection in secret after the 9/11 attacks: according to Clift’s report, entitled “Shining Light on Cheney’s Hideaway”:
“Biden said a young naval officer giving him a tour of the residence showed him the hideaway, which is behind a massive steel door secured by an elaborate lock with a narrow connecting hallway lined with shelves filled with communications equipment.”
Biden’s press office subsequently issued a statement denying the bunker report, suggesting that Biden had instead been describing “an upstairs workspace”.
Atomic clock ensemble at the U.S. Naval Observatory
The U.S. Naval Observatory operates two Master Clock facilities. The primary facility, in Washington, D.C. maintains 57HP/Agilent/Symmetricom 5071A-001 high performance cesium atomic clocks and 24 hydrogen masers. The alternate master clock, at Schriever Air Force Base, maintains 12 cesium clocks and 3 masers. The observatory also operates four rubidium atomic fountain clocks, which have a stability reaching 7×10−16. The observatory intends to build several more of this type for use at its two facilities.”
“The United States Naval Observatory (USNO) is one of the oldest scientific agencies in the United States, with a primary mission to produce Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Department of Defense. Located in Northwest Washington, D.C. at the Northwestern end of Embassy Row, it is one of the pre-1900astronomical observatories located in an urban area; at the time of its construction, it was far from the light pollution thrown off by the (then-smaller) city center. The USNO operates the “Master Clock”, which provides precise time to the GPS satellite constellation run by the U.S. Air Force. The USNO performs radio VLBI-based positions of quasars with numerous global collaborators, in order to produce Earth Orientation parameters. Aside from its scientific mission, since 1974, the official residence of the Vice President of the United States has been Number One Observatory Circle, a house on the grounds of the Naval Observatory.”
“Innoventor, Inc. recognized by U.S. Small Business Administration
By: By Linda H. Conway
Kent Schien, Innoventor Founder
Innoventor, Inc., which was founded by MechSE alumnus Kent Schien, has been named ‘National Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year’ by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Schien’s company was selected from among nine regional prime contractors to receive the award in recognition of the company’s outstanding service as a prime contractor of goods and services to the federal government.
The award was announced last week as part of the National Small Business Week celebration in Washington, D.C.
“The federal government put nearly $100 billion in federal contracts in the hands of small businesses last year,” said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills. “Those small businesses–including the ones being honored today–are creating jobs and delivering innovative products and services to make America stronger. Today, we celebrate the achievements of small businesses as well as their partners and advocates in the federal contracting community.”
Innoventor is a design/build engineering firm founded in the basement of Schien’s home in 1996. The company, located in St. Louis, MO, is the recipient of numerous previous awards. Innoventor’s core competency is combining cross-industry experience and cutting edge technology to provide innovative solutions for a variety of customer demands. Its customers include the government, aerospace, military, automotive, commercial, industrial, agriculture, food and beverage, medical, pharmaceutical and power industries. It has been a prime contractor at Warner Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia for the cesium-based master regulating clock, a precision instrument that regulates secondary clocks in complicated systems, for the E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post for the U.S. Air Force.
Schien, who received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1981, has continued to be actively involved with the department and the university. He is a past president of the MechSE Alumni Board and has, for many years, partnered with the department in helping to prepare its students for the real world. His company provides co-op and extern programs, as well as a number of scholarships and awards.”
“April 22, 2015 WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community, today honored Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Associate Administrator of 8(a) Business Development, HQ Small Business Administration (SBA), and Darryl Scott, Director of Partner Relations, Serco, with the annual Small Business Advocacy Award.
Presented at ACT-IAC’s Small Business Conference (SBC) luncheon, the award recognizes Ms. Robinson-Burnette and Mr. Scott for their work in promoting the growth and development of small businesses in the federal marketplace. The Small Business Advocacy Award is an honor ACT-IAC awards to one government and one industry professional who have made substantial contributions to small businesses in the IT community.
Ms. Robinson-Burnette was named the Associate Administrator, SBA in December 2014. Prior to joining the SBA, she served in the Pentagon as a Deputy Director, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Office of Small Business Programs. In this position with over $16 billion in annual contract awards to small firms, Ms. Robinson-Burnette managed the largest federal small business program in the country. During her time with the Army, she provided leadership and guidance to a network of over 200 military and civilian small business specialists.
Mr. Scott has consistently championed the cause of small business within Serco by encouraging executive leadership to make it a priority to meet or exceed all small business commitments. Since Mr. Scott took on the role of Director of Small Business Partner Relations in 2009, Serco has consistently met or exceeded the Government’s small business subcontracting goals in ALL small business categories. Through his 30-year career, he has tirelessly worked towards advancing the interests of the small business community.
Launched in 2007, SBC is the unrivaled forum for new and established small and large businesses to come together to further align with the needs of government agencies.
ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and an example of how government and industry work together. ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education. The organization provides an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry are working together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions and best practices. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).”
“Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a networking protocol for clock synchronization between computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. In operation since before 1985, NTP is one of the oldest Internet protocols in current use. NTP was originally designed by David L. Mills of the University of Delaware, who still oversees its development. … While no one doubts the contribution of NTP to network performance, several security concerns have arisen in late 2014. Previously, researchers became aware that NTP servers can be susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks unless packets are cryptographically signed for authentication. The computational overhead involved can make this impractical on busy servers, particularly during denial of service attacks. NTP message spoofing can be used to move clocks on client computers and allow a number of attacks based on bypassing of cryptographic key expiration.“
“Watchdog: Clinton, Abedin and Mills Have Broken 2 Federal Laws
Director of Investigations for Judicial Watch and former Army counterintelligence agent, Chris Farrell, says that Hillary and her top two advisers, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, appear to have broken at least two federal National Security laws in the handling of their emails. The first violation is that they transmitted and received classified information using a private server. He says that Hillary’s supporters claim that using a private server to transmit classified information is a minor offense. Farrell says that is anything but the truth.
Farrell points out that Hillary using a private server is the first time ever in this country that a cabinet member has used a private server for their administrative duties. Despite what Hillary tries to lie about, it’s never been done before. Her claims about former Secretaries of State Condi Rice and Colin Powell using private emails is disingenuous in that they used their private emails sparingly and not solely as Clinton did and the fact they used devices supplied by the government with protective software installed.
Farrell also pointed out that Abedin and Mills have both failed to certify they have turned over all of their emails as they were ordered to do by a federal judge. They were ordered to provide the State Department with sworn statements under oath and under the threat of perjury that they turned over all of thei documents from their time in government service.
Responding to Clinton, her campaign staff and supporters, who claim nothing Hillary did was of a serious nature, Farrell stated:
“It is not,” he said. “It is a national security crime, and should be a national security crime investigation,” he said, noting that Clinton created the private email server a week before she took up her duties at Foggy Bottom, indicating that she planned to avoid using official email that must be stored under federal rules.
Two laws apply to the mishandling of classified data on unsecure networks, Farrell said.
The first is 18 USC Sec. 1924, which outlaws the unauthorized removal and storage of classified information. Penalties can include fines and imprisonment for up to one year.
That statute was used to prosecute retired Army General David Petraeus, a former CIA director who provided classified documents to his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell. Petraeus was sentenced to two years’ probation and a $40,000 fine as part of a plea deal in March.
A second federal statute that prosecutors could use to charge Clinton and her aides is 18 USC Sec. 793, a more serious felony statute Farrell described as a “hammer.”
That law covers national defense information and people who misuse it to injure the United States or benefit a foreign power.
Those convicted of violating that law face fines and up to 10 years in prison.
Farrell points out that unlike other crimes, intentions cannot be taken into account.
Something you readers should also consider is that there has been a steady leak of information on this scandal, unlike the many scandals under Obama. The reason is that Obama can stonewall any investigation for years. The fact that this scandal has legs is because Obama is allowing or even helping it make itself known. He and Hillary are not big fans of each other and Obama would prefer a candidate who will listen to him and continue his fundamental transformation of America.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the £1.3 trillion hedge fund women
In their elegant ballgowns, they could be among the guests at any charity reception hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
By David Harrison and Claire Duffin
8:00AM BST 23 Oct 2011
In fact, these are some of the most powerful and influential individuals to have gathered at St James’s Palace. All leading figures in finance, they help to control assets totalling £1.3 trillion.
Left-to-right in photograph:
2) Amanda Pullinger. 45: Chief executive of Pullinger Management in New York. Executive director of 100WHF. Studied modern history at Oxford University where she was a contemporary of David Cameron. Originally from Solihull, has lived in New York for 24 years. Fan of Downton Abbey.
3) Effie Datson, 41: Head of foreign exchange and global macro prime brokerage for Deutsche Bank, which has managed assets of £480 billion. Previously worked at IKOS and Goldman Sachs. London Board Chair of 100WHF. Has a degree in social sciences and MBA, both from Harvard. Lives with husband Edwin, a venture capitalist, in a £1 million flat in Battersea, southwest London. Competes in triathlons.
4) Claire Smith, 48: Research analyst and partner with Albourne Partners, independent global advisers whose 200 clients worldwide have an estimated £145 billion invested in hedge funds. Works from home in Geneva.
5) Kathryn Graham, 39: Director of BT Pension Scheme Management in London, BT’s pensions advisory arm, the largest scheme in the UK at £34 billion. Has an MA in economics and mathematics from Edinburgh University. Trustee of hedge fund standards board in London.
6) Roxanne Mosley Sargent, 43: Previously co-head of sales and marketing at Armajaro Asset Management, formerly head of hedge fund capital group for Europe at Deutsche Bank. MBA from Harvard. Married with young children, lives in Notting Hill, west London.
7) Kristen Eshak Weldon, 33: Managing director of Blackstone Group International Partners which has £99 billion of managed assets. 100WHF London board member. Previously worked at JP Morgan. Studied at Georgetown University, Washington DC. Originally from Houston, Texas and now living in London. Likes designer fashion labels including Diane von Furstenberg, Max Mara and Donna Karan.
8) Natasha Sai, 35, a managing director with the banking giant Goldman Sachs, America’s 5th largest bank by revenue, which has £515 billion of managed assets. Lives in Hammersmith, west London. Featured in a 2001 Sky One series called The Real Sex in the City, about the lives of single girls in New York.
9) Sonia Gardner, 49: Moroccan-born president and co-founder, Avenue Capital Group, a global investment firm with £12.5 billion of managed assets. Made a donation to Hillary Clinton’s New York Senate re-election campaign. Mrs Clinton’s daughter Chelsea joined Ms Gardner’s Avenue Capital Group in 2006. [Steering Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. out of bankruptcy protection; allegedly with the proceeds of online assassination betting!!!]
10) Stephanie Breslow: partner and co-head of the investment management group at Schulte Roth & Zabel, a New York law firm with an office in London. Lives in New York with husband and two stepchildren. Graduate of Columbia University School of Law. Is on the advisory board of the Columbia Law School’s Gender and Sexuality Centre.
11) Mindy Posoff, 51: Founder, Traversent Capital Partners, a consultancy for hedge funds and asset managers. Also managing director of Golden Seeds, dedicated to investing in young companies founded or led by women. Former director of Credit Suisse. Likes Queen Latifah, the American rapper.
12) Carol Kim: managing director, the Blackstone Group, based in Hong Kong. Previously based in New York as a Vice President in the Absolute Return Strategies Group at Lehman Brothers. 100WHF co-founder and board director. Has a BA in Urban and Economic Studies from the University of Toronto.
“Serco’s Office of Partner Relations (OPR) helps facilitate our aggressive small business utilization and growth strategies. Through the OPR, Serco mentors four local small businesses under formal Mentor Protégé Agreements: Three sponsored by DHS (Base One Technologies, TSymmetry, Inc., and HeiTech Services, Inc.,) and the fourth sponsored by GSA (DKW Communications, Inc.). Serco and HeiTech Services were awarded the 2007 DHS Mentor Protégé Team Award for exceeding our mentoring goals.” http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/100515p.pdf
“Base One Technologies – Corporate Strategy – We are a Government Certified Women-Owned Business
We practice Diversity Recruitment and Staffing for IT positions
Base One was founded in 1994 by a women engineer who had made a career in technology research for many years. Base One has been very successful in focusing on diversity recruiting and staffing for IT projects. It has been our experience that the greater the diversity mix, the more creative the solution. As in any field the more diverse the viewpoint the more thorough your analysis. Our engineers can think out of the box.
Because of our affiliations we have access to pools of resources among more diverse groups & individuals. We work with a large pool of minority professionals who specialize in IT skills. We are able to have access to these resources through our status as a D/MWBD firm and our affiliations. These affiliations assist us in working with resources among more diverse groups & individuals.
We are also partnered with firms that are 8A certified as Minority firms, Disabled Veteran firms, Native American firms, Vietnam veteran firms, women owned firms.
Our hub zone location keeps us close to the professional organizations of great diversity. We are active in recruiting from and networking with these community organizations of local IT professionals. This has given us access to a large pool of diversity talent.
Base One’s staff of engineers are a diverse group of professionals. This diverse network of engineers helps us to branch out to other engineers and creates an even larger network of resources for us to work with.
The greater the diversity the more complete & thorough the analysis. The broader the spectrum of points of view the broader the scope of the analysis. We feel that a diverse team gives us a greater advantage in creating cutting edge solutions. To that end we will continue to nurture these relationships to further extend our talent pool.
The greater the diversity mix, the more creative the solution.
The more diverse the viewpoint, the more thorough the analysis.
The more diverse our team, the more our engineers can think out of the box.
This is why Base One Technologies concentrates on diversity recruitment in the belief that a diverse team gives us a greater advantage in creating cutting edge solutions.”
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“The 8(a) Business Development Program assists in the development of small businesses owned and operated by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged, such as women and minorities. The following ethnic groups are classified as eligible: Black Americans; Hispanic Americans; Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians); Asian Pacific Americans (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru); Subcontinent Asian Americans (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal). In 2011, the SBA, along with the FBI and the IRS, uncovered a massive scheme to defraud this program. Civilian employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working in concert with an employee of Alaska Native Corporation Eyak Technology LLC allegedly submitted fraudulent bills to the program, totaling over 20 million dollars, and kept the money for their own use. It also alleged that the group planned to steer a further 780 million dollars towards their favored contractor.”
“Government still paying G4S and Serco millions for tagging despite ban Alan Travis Home affairs editor
Thursday 25 June 2015 00.01 BST
The Ministry of Justice is still paying security firms G4S and Serco millions of pounds every month for supplying electronic tagging equipment, more than a year after both companies were barred from running the contract.
Both companies faced criminal investigations by the Serious Fraud Office over allegations of overcharging that led to them repaying nearly £180m.
The continuing monthly payments to the two companies were uncovered by an analysis of Ministry of Justice (MoJ) data by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies which shows that G4S was paid a total of £8.7m between March 2014 – when it lost the tagging contract – and February 2015. Serco was paid £4.5m over the same period.
The electronic monitoring tags are used to enforce curfews on more than 100,000 offenders each year. The outsourcing giant Capita took over the contract on an interim basis in April last year.
In July 2014, Capita and three other companies were named as the winners of a £265m six-year contract to supply the next generation of satellite tracking tags, which would allow dangerous and repeat offenders to be monitored around the clock.”